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Re: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Charles 'chaals' (McCathie) Nevile <chaals@yandex.ru>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:45:16 +0100
To: public-idcg@w3.org
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+1

On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:18:31 +0100, Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>  
wrote:

> The proposal to adopt this description of the diversity fund received  
> mostly +1 messages in support.
>
> I was contacted off-list by someone who proposed an alternative to the  
> part of the description where we talk about under-represented groups.  
> This is a difficult topic and so I'd like to take the unusual step of  
> asking the CG to consider this alternative as an amendment to the  
> version we've just adoptedd.
>
> If you support the amendment please reply to this email with +1, if you  
> do not support the amendment please reply with -1, and if you do not  
> feel strongly please reply with 0.
>
> This is the part of the description as it stands:
> "The definition of "under-represented" means different things to  
> different people, and the language used is also different depending on  
> where you are. For
> this reason we've chosen not to name specific under-represented groups  
> in this information."
>
> This is the proposed amendment:
> "The definition of "under-represented" means different things to  
> different people, and the language used is also different depending on  
> where you are. For this reason we've chosen to give some specific  
> examples, but this is not an exhaustive list. None of the labels for the  
> different under-represented groups are universally accepted; please  
> understand that are examples use labels or concepts which may be  
> geographically- or community-specific, and that
> does not mean that only those labels and concepts are relevant for this  
> fund.
>
> Under-represented groups include (but are not limited to): people with  
> disabilities/disabled people; people of color/BAME people; women;  
> LGBTQIA people; people from outside of Europe and North America;  
> indiginous people; and refugees."
>
> With apologies for the short turn-around, please respond by end of your  
> day on Tuesday 12th February.
>
>
>
>
> Thank you.
>
>
> On 04/02/2019 17:09, Léonie Watson wrote:
>> Everyone,
>>  This is the second of the three proposals we need to make a decision  
>> about.
>>  Proposal 2:
>> Adopt the following description of the Diversity Scholarship.
>>  Note: the description uses "scholarship" throughout. If the CG decides  
>> to change it to "fund", it will mean minor editorial changes to the  
>> following text.
>>   The purpose of the W3C diversity scholarship is to increase  
>> participation at TPAC, by people who could otherwise not attend.
>>  To apply to the diversity scholarship you should be from a group that  
>> is under-represented in the web community, and unable to attend TPAC  
>> without financial help.
>>  When you apply, you will be asked to explain (in one or two sentences)  
>> what perspectives you will bring, and which areas you would like to  
>> contribute to during TPAC. You are not required to self-identify as  
>> belonging to any particular group, but If you are comfortable sharing  
>> that information it will help us ensure the scholarships are balanced  
>> across different under-represented groups.
>>  The definition of "under-represented" means different things to  
>> different people, and the language used is also different depending on  
>> where you are. For this reason we've chosen not to name specific  
>> under-represented groups in this information.
>>  If you are thinking of applying to the diversity scholarship, but you  
>> are not sure whether you should, please get in touch. We will answer  
>> your questions in confidence, and can offer any help you might need to  
>> complete the application.
>>  * If you support this proposal, please reply to this email with a +1  
>> at the top.
>> * If you do not support this proposal, please reply to this email with  
>> a -1 at the top.
>> * If you do not feel strongly about this proposal, or do not want to  
>> participate, please reply to this email with a 0 at the top.
>>  You do not have to respond at all, but it really helps if you do. If  
>> you would prefer to respond privately, you can send your response to me  
>> directly (to lw@tetralogical.com).
>>  Please respond before the end of the day on Friday 8th February 2019.
>>  Thank you.
>>  Léonie.
>>
>


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